Most accidents that injure people occur in and around the home – and, often, they’re easily preventable. The way you use the furniture and home accessories that you live with can play a major role in your family’s safety.
Around the home, where do most accidents happen?
Families spend the most time together in the living room, so injuries are more likely there. Other common spaces for accidents are the kitchens and gardens.
What is IKEA safer life at home?
At IKEA we believe everyone has the right to feel safe at home. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Every year, too many people get injured in their own homes.
That’s why we want to do what we can to change that – and make home a safer place for everyone. A continuous effort based on what we stand for. We call it IKEA safer life at home.
More child and baby safety topics to explore
Bumps and bruises are a part of growing up – but home should be a place where children don’t suffer a serious injury. So to make their everyday life as safe as possible, a good starting point is to look at your home furnishing through a child’s eyes.
What are some of the most common hazards at home?
Falls and slips, for example over rugs, on wet floors or during play.
Accidental ingestion of chemicals or medicines that can cause poisoning.
Furniture tip-overs can cause, for example, crushing injuries or suffocation.
Cords of window blinds, which can lead to strangulation.
Any small object that a child can pick up, swallow and choke on.
Candles, matches and cooking appliances can all be a fire risk if left unattended.
Even very little water can be enough for small babies to drown quickly.
Hot food and drinks can scald or burn.
Safety at home for all ages
However young and sprightly you are now, you might already find some useful home furnishing tips for when you start to feel your age.
How IKEA develops safe products
Safety is key in the development of IKEA products, to make sure that they can withstand the demands of everyday life at home.